James Baldwin

James Baldwin

James Baldwin was born in Indiana and made a career as an educator and administrator there starting at the age of 24. After a long career in education, he went on to become a widely published schoolbook editor and author in the subjects of legends, mythology, biography, and literature, among others.

  • Nationality: American
  • Birth Date: 1841
  • Death Date: 1925
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The Story of Siegfried (1882)
The Story of Siegfried is James Baldwin's retelling of ancient yet perpetually popular Norse and Germanic tales about the hero Siegfried. The stories tell of a young man who had many adventures that readers might find familiar from modern movies and books, such as forging a legendary sword, rescuing a beautiful woman from a deep sleep, fighting dragons and armies, and so forth. Baldwin's sources included the Eddas, the Volsung Saga, and the Nibelungenlied, some of the oldest surviving references to the legends.